The Ploughboy and the London Cockney
is yet another song from Brian Kelly
(as a member of the Idle Fellows
which I've not seen in print or heard by anybody else. It is a comic song of a Londoner trying to get off with a local piece of talent whilst holiday in the country and then being humiliated and thwarted by a bright-witted rustic.
The song reminds me of one of my father's sayings, to whit, "If you want to find a fool in the country, then you have to take a townie there." This reflects my father's resentments and railings in the 1940's and 1950's against Brummies (citizens and dwellers in England's second largest city, Birmingham) regarding their supposed mental superiority over we dull rustics in the county town of Worcester.